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8 Unexpected Parks for Wildlife-Watching

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Go beyond Yellowstone: See NPCA's picks for less-visited parks with varied and sometimes surprising opportunities to see wildlife.

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Say No to Soda Mountain Solar

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Photo © David Lamfrom

Soda Mountain Solar is a proposed solar energy plant that developers want to build in desert bighorn sheep habitat near Mojave National Preserve. See NPCA's 6 reasons to oppose the development and our slideshow of what's at stake.

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Does This Outfit Match My Canoe?

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One adventurous student—who jokes she was “born in heels”—learned about a wilderness program offered through her university and decided to take a life-changing paddling trip through the Everglades. But can a fashion-savvy city girl feel at home in some of the country’s wildest terrain?

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Obama Designates a National Park at Pullman

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Photo © Antonio Dickey

The president designated this model industrial town with deep ties to African-American history and the U.S. labor movement as one of three new national monuments.

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PARK ADVOCATE BLOG: LATEST NEWS

Beyond Yellowstone: 8 Unexpected Parks for Wildlife-Watching

Otters at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, AlaskaIf you want to see wildlife, it’s hard to beat some of the largest, most popular parks in the country: Yellowstone, Glacier, Denali, Olympic, Great Smoky Mountains, and the Everglades are all winning choices. But what if you’ve already explored those parks and want to try something new—or just want to avoid the crowds? Here […]

Lessons from the Wildlife Brigade

A volunteer prepares the scope that visitors will use to view peregrine falcons at Acadia National Park. These ubiquitous helpers work alongside rangers, powering a variety of programs and initiatives across the park system. National Park Service photo.Our job was simple: hike to Marion Lake in Granite Canyon. Tack on a few more details, like a novice backpacker, an unknown wilderness, a leaky can of tuna, and a problem bear, and things get a little more complicated. As interns on Grand Teton’s Wildlife Brigade Team, my fearless, 5-foot-tall roommate Annie and I […]

River Warriors: Building New Paths to Happiness through Our National Parks

An outdoors lover enjoys the Moormans River near Shenandoah National Park in Virginia thanks to a new "Path to Happiness." Photo courtesy of Therapeutic Adventures.“My definition of access is a little different from others’,” explains Mark Andrews, founder and executive director of Therapeutic Adventures, as we scramble down a bed of rocks along the Moormans River near Charlottesville, Virginia. “We could get wheelchairs down this bank, maybe even people with prosthetics—folks with advanced prosthetics move around better than you […]

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